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On Marian Visions
May 24, 2020
| apparitions, Carmelites, Catholic, charity, Church teaching, faith, Holy Spirit, Marian, Mary, obedience, prayer life, reflection, Scripture, St. Augustine, St. Teresa, visions
As we continue to honor Mary in this month of May I would like share a few words on Marian apparitions or visions, a topic I mentioned in my last reflection. I had explained how the relationship of us Carmelites to Our Lady is founded on Sacred Scripture and the Church's teachings more than on these extraordinary phenomena. In this we attempt to live a life similar to hers, which was led by the
Reflections from Mount Carmel Center - April 7, 2020
Apr 14, 2020
| bishops, care for others, Catholic, discernment, Jesus, love, obedience, pandemic, prayer, reflection, Sacraments, service
I would like to share a few more thoughts about the topic addressed last time, which was the reactions many are having about the bishops' response to the present pandemic. I know there are many brave Catholics who are very much willing to risk their lives in order to receive the Sacraments, and that is very laudable. However, this is not just about the impact that
Twenty-eigth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Oct 15, 2019
Vyacheslav Argenberg from Seattle, WA, USA [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)]Readings: 1st Reading: 2 Kings 5:14-17Resp. Psalm Psalm 98:1, 2-3, 3-42nd Reading: 2 Timothy 2:8-13Gospel: Luke 17:11-19 It may seem strange that Naaman was asked to bathe in the River Jordan seven times. The quality of the water certainly didn't change so why do
Second Sunday of Lent Sunday of Lent
Feb 24, 2018
| blessings, faith, heaven, Jesus, Lent, light, obedience, peace, reflections, sacrifice, Transfiguration, transformation
Readings:1st Reading: Genesis 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18 Responsorial: 116: 10, 15, 16-17, 18-19 2nd Reading: Romans 8:31b-34 Gospel: Mark 9:2-10The inner circle of Apostles, Peter James and John went up the mountain with Jesus where Jesus was transfigured. Jesus's appearance changed to what He is, light – the Light of the world. What we are called to on this earth is
1st Sunday of Lent
Feb 17, 2018
Readings:1st Reading: Genesis 9:8-15 Responsorial: Psalm 25: 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 2nd Reading: 1 Peter 3:18-22 Gospel: Mark 1:12-15Because of rampant sin, God once destroyed almost all people on the earth by means of a flood. Now He has sent us Jesus to save us from sin by means of his passion death and resurrection. He even sent Jesus to Sheol to preach to the